LA Times–HBO docu-series ’15: A Quinceañera Story’ showcases L.A. natives Ashley and Zoey, a boxer and a trans Latina


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Planning the perfect quinceañera is one thing. Planning the perfect quinceañera while still sporting fresh bruises from your first boxing match is another. Add cameras and a film crew to the mix and you'll have an idea of what Ashley Lopez was dealing with.

"The most stressful part was the fight, of course," said Lopez. "Because it wasn't just a fight, it was going to be filmed by HBO. I was like, 'Wow, that's really big. If I lose, if I just get knocked out right here, the whole world's going to see.'"

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